Thursday, April 16, 2015

Chicken Congee - Zhou

Several years ago I taught English in China.  During the week, I ate all three meals at the school's cafeteria. 

The students complained about the quality of the food, but I enjoyed the meals.  It exposed me to many Chinese dishes that are still favorites. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Candy Bar Blondies

It rained all day today.  I like rain.  Everything smells fresh, and I appreciate that rain brings life.

My complaint is that my shoes got wet walking to work.  They still haven't completely dried.  I need a pair of galoshes.  I would prefer a pair with polka dots.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Chocolate Pancakes with Mini M&Ms

This weekends felt like spring.  The flowers in the area are in bloom, and the weather is warm.  It has been a beautiful weekend.

There is a Cherry Blossom Festival in DC this weekend.  There was a parade, street festival, and about a billion tourists yesterday.  

Thursday, April 9, 2015


I'm moving this month.  One of my least favorite things is moving.  I don't have many things, but I move about every two years.

If I had a house full of stuff, moving would be unbearable.  I would probably end up paying someone to do for me.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Chocolate Pancakes with Granola and Chocolate Chips

Today was one of those work days that goes by painfully slow.  I think it was because the weather was beautiful.  Every time I looked out the window, I could see the sunshine.

I ended up eating my small stash of chocolate to help pass the day.  I feel pretty proud of myself because I didn't replenish it.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Navratan Korma - Vegetarian Korma

Happy Easter!  When I was growing up, we would spend the Saturday before Easter looking for our Easter baskets in the morning and then hiking in the desert in the afternoon.

On Easter, we would go to church and eat something like stew or pot roast afterwards for dinner.  Pot roast and stew were common Sunday dinners.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Brownies with Peanut Butter Chocolate Ganache

I participated in a Toastmasters competition today.  Toastmasters is this public speaking club where you give speeches in front of your fellow club members and someone critiques you.

I joined about a year ago.  I get nervous when I speak to crowds, and this seemed like a good way to overcome some of that anxiety.